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LA BREA TAR PITS AND MUSEUM
Located in the heart of metropolitan Los Angeles, the La Brea Tar Pits are one of the world’s most famous fossil localities. The newly named La Brea Tar Pits Museum (located in the George C. Page Museum building) displays Ice Age fossils — including saber-toothed cats, dire wolves and mammoths — from 10,000 to 40,000-year-old asphalt deposits. But visitors can also watch the processes of paleontology unfold. Every day inside the glass-enclosed Fossil Lab, scientists and volunteers prepare fossils including “Zed,” a recently discovered male Columbian mammoth.
Hours of OperationWe’re open 9:30 am to 5 pm every day of the year, with four exceptions. We are closed on:
Independence Day (July 4)
Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday of November)
Christmas Day (December 25)
New Year's Day (January 1)
Children 2 and under, CA EBT cardholders with I.D., CA teachers with I.D., and active military with I.D.: Free
Upcoming Free Days
Receive free Museum admission the first Tuesdays of every month (except July and August) and free Museum admission every Tuesday in September. We recommend reserving tickets in advance to guarantee Museum entry and to skip the line, as we experience high attendance on these days.
- April 2017: 04
- May 2017: 02
- June 2017: 06